NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid said after the close of the market Wednesday that it has decided not to renew its group purchasing contract with Premier.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based molecular diagnostics firm said that its current contract with Premier will end on Sept. 30, 2014. It said that customers can order products through other group purchasing organizations with which the firm has contracted, including Amerinet, Baycare, HPA, MedAssets, Novation, ROi, and HealthTrust, or directly from the firm.

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